''• That is not thus however.'' Is supposedly a correct answers, but what the hell does is even mean?
It is a very old-fashioned way of saying, "However it isn't so" or "However, it isn't like that." You would probably get very funny looks from people if you said it that way.
Not in intelligent circles.
@FickenderHund: Consider this usage:
Ich wollte dich helfen, jedoch ich helfe nicht wegen deine geschmackloser Benutzername.
I would like to know the same. Can someone tell me, please, the difference between those three sentences? Are they interchangeable?
What three sentences?
Die Eule does not always present the same questions or same method, i.e., you appear to have received a multiple choice, whereas I received a translate-from-written-German question.
no it isnt, it accepts "however, this is not so" and "however that is not the case"
but im guessing they fixed it after you stated this.
"However, that is not so" is the same as "However, that is not the case" in English. It isn't directly translated in German, but this German sentence conveys this meaning in English.
I have a feeling jedoch is the long form for Doch, because saying "Doch, es ist nicht so" to oppose a previous statement means exactly the same as "Das ist jedoch nicht so". Am I right?
Is there anything wrong with "Though that is not so"? "Though" is given as one of the translations for jedoch.
I wrote. Though that is not so. And it was marked incorrect, even though "though" was one of the offered translations.
When though appears at the beginning it is synonymous with although and heads up a subordinate clause, which makes English speakers expect a main clause. For example: I did not see him, though (or although) he was there. Although (or though) he was there, I did not see him.
With a final "though", you can get two separate sentences. I did not see him yesterday. He was there, though.
It can also appear in an answer to a question or statement, but even then you will a main clause in the response. "Was he there yesterday?" "Yes, he was, though I didn't see him". This main clause can be reduced to a simple "Yes", but it will remain.
A: "Was he there yesterday?" B: "Yes, though I didn't see him."
A: "He was there yesterday." B: "Yes, though I did not see him."
That, perhaps, could be correct, but your "however" should be be fully set off with commas: "That is not, however
, the case."
It may be that die Eule wants the "not" to be more closely tied to object (the case) than the verb (ist). Personally, I don't know that it makes that much difference.
I think die Eule prefers that "Das ist . . . " be translated as "that is . . . " and for "it is . . . " to be used for "Es ist . . . ".
I put "that is however not correct" and it came out wrong... came someone explain this when "that is however not true" is marked correct please?
Both " . . . not correct" and " . . . not true" are not as faithful a translation as " . . . . not like that" or " . . . not that way" or " . . . not the case" or even " . . . not thus[ly]".
While "so" (English) can be used as an adjective meaning "true" or "correct", the German "so" does not have that usage. In this sentence, so is an adverb meaning "thus, like this/that, in this/that way, in this/that manner". (Ref: Wiktionary and Duden).